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NRA Reports $55 Million Loss With Membership Declines

The National Rifle Association saw its income drop by $55 million in 2017, significantly down from a record-breaking 2016 in which contributions poured in from supporters terrified of what a Clinton nomination would mean for gun rights.

While the NRA reported $125 million in 2016, tax records acquired by The Daily Beast show that this number dropped down to $98 million the following year—Just 78% of what they’d previously made. If you discount the fact that one-fifth of this number came from a single anonymous donor who chipped in $19 million, the percentage stoops further down to 63%.

Furthermore, The Trace—a self-described “nonprofit newsroom dedicated to shining a light on America’s gun violence crisis”—has within the last 24 hours revealed that the NRA has been cutting both employees and their workplace benefits.

This unemployment announcement was retweeted by gun rights activist and Parkland school shooting survivor, David Hogg:

He also noted the irony in one of the right’s favorite claims, which is calling all Democrats “billionaire elites” in an attempt to distance them from “regular” Americans.

Many on Twitter offered their condolences:

Funny, some thought, how the NRA’s financial situation actually worsened under their champion, President Donald Trump.

As so many have already said, thoughts and prayers to the NRA. For every $55 million they lose, may they lose $55 million more.